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Pleasanton Preps: Remembering my friend, Scott Kinney

Original post made on Mar 1, 2021

This is one of those things that sets the Kinney family apart. They decided not to hide from the moment. They wanted the truth to be told after Scott's death -- to help others.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, February 27, 2021, 9:39 AM

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Posted by Brad
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 1, 2021 at 10:06 am

Brad is a registered user.

Scott was a wonderful human being. So talented. So smart. So straight arrow. Always seemed happy and made everyone smile and laugh. Our son went to school with Scott- Kindergarten thru college. No explaining this tragedy !~!!~. Everyone take care of yourself and each other. Keep those you love close to you. God Bless s Scott's soul and the entire Kinney Family


Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Del Prado
on Mar 1, 2021 at 2:04 pm

Claudette McDermott is a registered user.

So sorry for your loss. He sounds like a beautiful human being and I do hope that anyone who feels that rush of despair and hopelessness, will reach out to someone one last time before trying to end their pain. God bless and bring peace to the Kinney family and friends as well as those suffering in silence.


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 1, 2021 at 5:03 pm

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Very sad. I think sharing these stories continues to change the way we look at suicide in society. I think historically it’s been viewed as a selfish act, and more recently people are seeing and appreciating the mental health problem that exists. Thank you for sharing for the greater good.


Posted by Virginia
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 2, 2021 at 8:49 am

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So sorry to hear. Thank you for sharing. I feel for your loss. I lost my brother to suicide 11 years ago today. The questions, the why's, no note (which is common). Something that was preventable - the hardest part. It is okay to admit you need help with life. It takes courage to open up. I just wish my brother knew he was worth it as are others.


Posted by Robert
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 2, 2021 at 7:59 pm

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Dennis and Brad, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray as the years move on you will cherish your best memories of Scott. Dennis, I rarely missed your horse racing talks under the trees outside the grandstand during Alameda Fair meets. My wife and I are living in the mountains of far North Georgia these days (which I had to “cheat”
to get this posted as “Other”
or Another Community” did not easily seem to work.) but still look back at our Pleasanton years with fond memories. In 2002 my brother took his life in what I deemed at the time selfish fashion, when among other things he left his five year old daughter fatherless. I carried only anger towards him for several years. It wasn’t until Junior Seau took his own life some years back and doctors started connecting sports head injuries to brain damage and sometimes suicides. My brother had head hits in youth football and baseball back East, and then at age 17 while “horsing around” and crossed over a mogul and took a near catastrophic head first impact into an under construction ski lift support. When the possible correlation between head hits and later suicides became a common discussion, that was the very first time I could have even a modicum of empathy for my late brother’s decision to end his own life. No positive correlation ever researched in his case. Dennis, Brad and family, you have done very good and worthy service by sharing. Good thoughts are sent upward.


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